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Apium 3D Printing Webinar

Topic SRC – Apium 3D Printing
Description High performance polymers additively manufactured – basics and successful applications.

Apium 3D printers will be described and a short explanation of thermoplastics and their properties will be presented.

Time Jun 17, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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Head of Sales & Research- Managing Dir. @Apium Additive Technologies GmbH
Uwe Popp is shareholder and Managing Director of Apium Additive Technologies GmbH . His previous experience includes Shareholder and head of research and development at Apium Additive Technologies GmbH, Head of research and development at Indmatec GmbH and Scientific assistant at KIT Institute of Applied Materials.
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Marc-André Fortin, Ing., Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Université Laval

Marc-André Fortin has extensive experience in regenerative medicine and research.

  • Enseignement/Teaching: Pav. Adrien-Pouliot (bur.1745C); Université Laval, Québec G1V 0A6
  • Imagerie/Imaging: 2705, boul. Laurier (T1-61a), Québec, G1V 4G2
  • Biomatériaux/Biomaterials: E0-163, 10 rue de l’Espinay, Québec, G1L 3L5


Spectra Research Corporation (SRC) offers a range of innovative high-quality scientific products and laboratory services to industrial and scientific markets throughout Canada. By selecting only the best products available and offering complete technical support, SRC is striving for continual improvement of our services and quality practices. If you require exceptional laboratory services and support, our technical expertise and industry knowledge allows us to provide service and training for all the products we represent.

You may choose in-house or web-based training and/or technical support for all our suppliers. Tailor-made programs are also available to meet your specific circumstances. We can also put you in touch with expert application scientists who will work with you directly.

Established in 1993, SRC is a subsidiary of Allan Crawford Associates (ACA), one of Canada’s largest distributors of electronic components, test equipment and integrated networking solutions.

Last call to expand your knowledge in surface metrology guided

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In the culmination of an incredible Month of Webinar Trainings, we invite you to join our Technologies Master Class next week!

During this final session, we will review and complement everything we have learned together these past few weeks and we will discuss the optical technologies developed and mastered by Sensofar with our most distinguished expert, our President & CTO Dr. Roger Artigas.

 Dr. Artigas PhD in physics (optical engineering) is deeply involved in the research and dissemination of 3D surface metrology methods and holder of several patents in the field, he is even member of the technical committee of the working group drawing up of the ISO 25178 standard: Geometrical Product Specification (GPS) – surface texture: Areal.  

All our expertise through a brief webinar training, specifically designed to help you learn more about the unlimited world of surface metrology.

Working principles and comparison of the main optical techniques for the surface metrology

surface metrology guided Guided by Dr. Roger Artigas

PhD in physics (optical engineering)

Holder of several patents in the field of optical surface metrology Member of the technical committee of the ISO 25178 Founder of Sensofar Tech SL in 2001


Optical Metrology Techniques, the MasterClass!

We will explain everything we know for you.

We will simplify the complexity of the most used optical measurement technologies and provide you with a guide to know when and how to use them.

How much do you know about Confocal, Interferometry and Focus Variation?

PHI Webinar Series: TOF-SIMS 101: Introduction, Ion Beams, MS/MS, and Materials Applications

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PHI Webinar



Introduction, Ion Beams, MS/MS, and Materials Applications



Thursday, May 14, 2020 – 10:00am (Chicago)

Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) is a powerful analytical technique that can provide elemental and molecular information with high sensitivity from the sample surface to tens of microns into the sample. Additionally, TOF-SIMS can produce chemical images with high spatial resolution (<70 nm). This is achieved by utilizing a variety of ion beams to either analyze (Binq+, Au nq+, C60q+, Ga+), sputter (O2+, Cs+, Ar+, large gas cluster Ar), or mill (Ga+ FIB) the sample. The most recent advancement in TOF-SIMS is the capability of MS/MS (i.e. tandem MS) which enables confident molecular identification. The flexibility of TOF-SIMS makes it a valuable tool to investigate a wide range of materials. This webinar will introduce the fundamentals of TOF-SIMS, discuss ion beams and MS/MS, and show materials applications.



  • Thursday, May 14, 2020 – 10:00am (Chicago)


  • TOF-SIMS 101: Introduction, Ion Beams, MS/MS, and Materials Applications


  • Andrew Giordani – Physical Electronics Staff Scientist


Brookhaven Instruments – Guide to Making Useful Measurements of Monoclonal Antibodies (mAbs) with Dynamic Light Scattering

Dynamic light scattering (DLS) is a powerful technique that is amenable to measurement of biological samples, particularly proteins and biopolymers. One of the fastest growing classes of pharmaceutically active biologics are antibodies. These highly versatile proteins are used as the major functional element in immunoassays and other rapid diagnostics, in vaccine production, and as the primary component of a wide array of injectable protein drugs. In all these applications it is essential that antibodies remain intact, and monomeric. Failing to adhere to these strict and exacting standards compromises the processability, activity, and shelf stability of antibody-based products. When DLS is used to its full potential, aggregation of proteins can be detected and the size of monomeric protein can be determined to a very high degree of certainty. In order to demonstrate this principle, we compare aggregation studies conducted on pharmaceutical-grade monoclonal antibody (mAb), with results obtained for a common protein, serum albumin (BSA).

For more information email us at LearningCorner@Spectra Research Corporation
We would be happy to hear from you!

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Speaker: Dr Felix Holzner, CEO of Heidelberg Instruments Nano

The webinar will be repeated on May 7, 2020, at 08:45 CEST



Speaker: Samuel Bisig, Heidelberg Instruments Nano

This webinar will be repeated on May 14, 2020, at 08:45 CEST




Speaker: Dr Fabian Könemann, Heidelberg Instruments Nano

This webinar will be repeated on May 21, 2020, at 08:45 CEST



Speaker: Dr Urs Dürig, Heidelberg Instruments Nano

This webinar will be repeated on May 28, 2020, at 08:45 CEST



Speaker: Dr Simon Bonanni, Heidelberg Instruments Nano

This webinar will be repeated on June 4, 2020, at 08:45 CEST


Speaker: Dr Anya Grushina, Heidelberg Instruments Nano

This webinar will be repeated on June 11, 2020, at 08:45 CEST



Speaker: Jonas Vergés, Heidelberg Instruments Nano

This webinar will be repeated on June 18, 2020, at 08:45 CEST



Speaker: Dr Tero Kulmala, Heidelberg Instruments Nano

This webinar will be repeated on June 25, 2020, at 08:45 CEST




Speaker: Dr Emine Cagin, Heidelberg Instruments Nano

This webinar will be repeated on July 2, 2020, at 08:45 CEST



Speaker: Dr Tero Kulmala, Heidelberg Instruments Nano

This webinar will be repeated on July 9, 2020, at 08:45 CEST


Webinar: Shows how the MQC+ Benchtop NMR analyser can replace Soxhlet analysis for measurement of FOG

Benchtop NMR

Measurement of FOG in wastewater is a crucial parameter in environmental monitoring performed by water suppliers’ laboratories and environmental authorities. One method involves passing a volume of water through a filter which collects both FOG and solid particulates; after drying the filter, the FOG is determined by Soxhlet analysis.*

However the Soxhlet method is a long and laborious process, requires skilled operators and the use of hazardous solvents which need to be disposed of. Furthermore, the method is not very accurate or sensitive, and the solvents that are used today are unlikely to extract all the FOG.

This webinar shows how the MQC+ Benchtop NMR analyser can replace Soxhlet analysis for measurement of FOG on a single filter sheet, thus enabling sample automation as well as higher throughput, accuracy and sensitivity.

*The Determination of Oil and Greases in Waste Water by Filtration, Solvent Extraction and Gravimetry, in Methods for the examination of waters and associated materials, 1987 (ISBN 011 752076 4)

Time: 10am

Date: Tuesday 28th April


Dr Kevin Nott is the product manager and applications specialist for the MQC+ analyser. He completed his first and Master degrees in chemistry at the University of East Anglia (1991-1995) which included a research project at the Institute of Food Research. He then studied for his Doctorate at the University of Cambridge (1995-1999) for which he investigated NMR relaxometry and imaging (MRI) applications in the food industry. After working as a post-doctoral researcher, he joined Oxford Instruments in May 2005. Since then he has been primarily working on bench-top (also known as time domain) NMR applications for quality control and research in the food, agriculture, polymer, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, water and other industries.

The Three Most Critical Insights in Regenerative Medicine

ROKIT Healthcare INVIVO .jpgINSIGHT #1) Traumatic injuries, vascular abnormalities, cancer treatment and malfunctioning organs…traditionally, these involve loss of tissue or organ that could be restored only through surgical transfer from the patient and donor or through the use of synthetic materials. However, common challenges facing surgical care are that there is only so much tissue that can be removed from the same patient to reconstruct a damaged area. Also, the use of human or animal donor tissues have posed inherent risks of infection and graft failure.



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INSIGHT 2) But perhaps one of healthcare’s most profound problems, especially in the face of a globally aging population, is the sheer shortage of organ donors and rejection in existing transplantation methods. In 2016 in the U.S., around 116,000 were on the waitlist for an organ transplant while less than 10% of that number made up the donors list. Similar figures (respective to population size) are reported from other developed countries as in the EU; in less developed countries, the numbers on the waiting list are grossly masked by the numbers of people who pass away without even making it to the waitlist.

It is true that over the years post-transplantation 5-year survival rates have significantly improved (73% today versus 63% in 1980s for the heart) thanks to advances in immunosuppressive drug development. However, patients subjected to chronic regimens face new risks. From the risks of developing non-adherance to risks of developing antibodies to the biologics, post-allogeneic transplant management has its own concerns that can decrease quality of life and increase healthcare costs.

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INSIGHT 3) There has been a rapidly growing attention to 3D printing in biomedicine in the past 5 years, both as a tool for tissue engineering research but also for clinical applications taking advantage of the unique benefits of personalized, automated printing of cells and biomaterials. The movement of the 3D bioprinting community is toward one vision – to generate organs and tissues on demand according to patients’ needs, using patients’ own cells.

In just a little over a decade since it was introduced to medical application, 3D printing has demonstrated its ability to revolutionize the delivery of health care across the world. Beyond the use in surgical prototyping and planning, 3D printing is being applied in fabricating constructs (medical devices or implants) with required structural, mechanical, and biological complexity that conventional methods lack in reproducing for patients. A 3D-printed bioresorbable airway splint saved a newborn’s life in the U.S.; a patient suffering with a degenerative cervical spine received a 3D-printed spinal implant recapitulating the complex internal architecture; a production of skin grafts clinically proven to treat burns was automatized with a 3D printer in Spain.

ROKIT Healthcare’s 3D printing

Sensofar Metrology

Sensofar Metrology

Sensofar Metrology is one of two divisions of the Sensofar group, based in Barcelona, Spain, an innovation and technology hub. Sensofar Metrology is renowned for its:

  • High-end, non-contact, 3D surface profilers based on complementary confocal, interferometry, focus variation and spectroscopy reflectometer techniques;
  • Consultancy within the field of metrology;
  • Advanced R&D generating patented technologies contributing to hundreds of surface metrology applications worldwide.

Non-contact 3D surface metrology

3D surface metrology is the measurement and characterization of micro- and nano-scale features on natural or manufactured surfaces. This is done efficiently by capturing the 3D spatial coordinates of points on a surface using a non-destructive optical technique.


 Surface topography at the nanometer level

Optical surface profilers have crucial advantages over tactile approaches:

  • Measurement is non-contact, so there’s no damage to the object being measured;
  • Optical techniques can measure through transparent media, are fast and flexible, and yield 3D (areal) results;
  • Measurement performance depends on wavelength and numerical aperture, eliminating limitations caused by the physical size of a stylus tip.

The most common optical techniques available are confocal, interferometry and focus variation, each of these has their own strengths and weaknesses.

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Superior vertical resolution with confocal

Confocal: Confocal profilers measure the surface height of smooth to very rough surfaces, with spatial sampling as low as 0.10 μm—ideal for critical dimension measurements. High NA (0.95) and high magnification (150X) objectives are available to measure steep local slopes >70° on smooth surfaces with and up to 86° on rough surfaces. Sensofar’s proprietary confocal algorithms provide vertical repeatability on the nm scale.

Interferometry: White-light vertical scanning interferometers (VSI) measure the surface height of smooth to moderately rough surfaces, providing nm vertical resolution regardless of the NA. Sensofar’s new S neox optical 3D profiling microscope can use all available magnifications to profile shape features with no compromise in height resolution.

Focus variation: Focus variation has been developed for measuring the shape of large rough surfaces. Sensofar’s implementation of this approach has been specifically designed to complement confocal measurements at low magnification. Highlights of the technology include high slope surfaces (up to 86°), highest measurement speeds (mm/s) and large vertical range. This combination of features is largely suited to tooling applications.


Sensofar Metrology products

New S neox: The new S neox optical 3D profiling microscope outperforms all previous microscopes of its kind in terms of performance, functionality, efficiency and design. It combines all three of the above techniques: confocal (best for surfaces with high slopes), interferometry (highest vertical resolution) and focus variation (measures shape in seconds). The S neox does all this in the same sensor head without any moving parts. The S neox delivers three-in-one technologies for class-leading areal measurement.

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S neox helps in archaeological study of an ancient rock drawing

S neox Five Axis: The S neox Five Axis S measures samples at different positions of rotation and elevation,thereby generating a group of individual measurements. The SensoFIVE software merges all of the surfaces, providing a sample surface with high accuracy by using the stacked image information of each single surface measurement. Merging different elevations, the system can provide shape and form information on sharp edges and/or critical surfaces.

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ROKIT Healthcare

ROKIT Healthcare

ROKIT Healthcare is a bioprinting and biotechnology company based in Seoul, South Korea, with research bases in Boston, U.S.A. and Saarland, Germany. Founded in 2012 Rokit was one of the first companies in the world to print PEEK (polyetheretherketone) and other high-performance materials.

In recent years Rokit Healthcare has gone from just selling 3D printers and materials to offering integrated solutions. With a renewed focus on regenerative healthcare, the company provides complete solutions for bioprinting. Rokit Healthcare now offers bioinks, has a tissue bank, a 3D printing service and provides training.


ROKIT Healthcare strives to improve the quality of life and health around the world by addressing the problem of aging and age-related diseases with total, healthcare solutions. 3D biofabrication and the development of patient-specific tissue and organ regeneration therapies are their core capabilities. This explains Rokit’s Healthcare’s bold slogan:

Aging is disease.

From Rokit Healthcare’s perspective, bioprinting sets the base for the personalized therapy solutions they are planning to introduce to global hospitals, from patient-specific skin, cartilage and bone regeneration to heart and retina patch biofabrication solutions. Rokit believes that bioprinting must come together with other preventive medicine and diagnostic technologies, digitalization and healthcare management strategies to be truly effective at the level of patient outcomes. Rokit Healthcare thus seeks to address regenerative medicine and healthcare from a much wider vantage point, with bioprinting as an important but not dominant theme.

ROKIT Healthcare understands that there is a paradigm shift underway in healthcare economics that will usher in new therapeutic methods. They see themselves as a pioneer in this new paradigm that will feature the use of autologous cells, cell sheet technology, and emerging 4D biofabrication technology.

Rokit Healthcare products

Invivo: The Invivo 3D bioprinter improves the efficiency of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine research by allowing the creation of 3D cellular structures by printing scaffolds for hard tissues, as well as using bio-inks for the creation of soft tissue.

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Dr. INVIVO 4D: The world’s first sterile, all-in-one organ regenerator, Dr. INVIVO 4D

was developed for biomedical researchers and material engineers to pattern cells, biomolecules, and polymers to explore multi-material 3D composite structures, from tissues to novel biocompatible materials. 4D biofabricating technology is the best way to recapitulate the complex and functional human body.

Bioinks: Rokit Healthcare bioinks are optimized for human tissue printing through innovation by the finest biomedical researchers and material engineers. Their ideal bioink formulations satisfy material and biological requirements that mimic cellular components found in tissue-specific microenvironments.

EpiTem: EpiTem is a human reconstructed skin model that has disruptive applications in the 4D bioprinting industry.

Request a quote

Click here to request a quote on any Rokit Healthcare products.

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Introduction email from Shane Graham


To whom it may concern,

I would like to introduce myself as your new Account Manager, West for Spectra Research Corporation (SRC).

As you know SRC is known for it’s excellent customer service, attention to detail and providing the highest quality products. SRC is committed to you the customer and therefore, the decision was made to expand and create a dedicated role for the West. This will ensure our customers will continue to receive the excellent service that they have grown to expect from SRC.

A little background on me, I have spent the last 23 years in biological science, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. I am very excited to be part of the SRC team and to help meet the needs of all of our valuable customers.

To make sure  that SRC continues to provide high quality solutions, Account Managers such as myself are continually updated and trained on new exciting products and markets. I will be making an effort to see as many of you in person over the next few weeks.  If there is a date/time that works for you, please let me know and I will confirm with you as soon as possible.


Shane Graham
Account Manager, West
Spectra Research Corporation
(403) 630-7541